Myers, Hubbard Third; Team Sixth At WAC Championship

Henderson, Nev.----- With two of the better scores in the second round of the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Championship, San Jose State University’s Mark Hubbard and Jay Myers are two of three players tied for third place heading into the final round of action.

    Hubbard, a sophomore from Denver, Colo., was the only player in the 45-man field to post an even par 72, the day’s third best score, on the 7,332-yard Rio Secco Golf Club course. With back-to-back 72’s, he also is the only player not to post an over par score either in rounds one or two.

    Myers added a two-over 74 to his opening round 70 and is tied with Hubbard and Idaho’s Jarred Bossio for third place at 144. They trail tournament leader Travis Reid of New Mexico State by four strokes. Grant Doverspike of Fresno State, who shared the first-round lead with Reid, is second at 142 after a three-over 75.

    "They're playing true to form. Mark and Jay have been top players in the WAC consistently this season," said head coach John Kennaday about Hubbard and Myers.

    In the team competition, afternoon winds gusting to over 30 miles an hour sent back-nine scores soaring across the desert. Each of the nine teams suffered depending on how slowly they reached the final nine holes of the course. Nevada and Utah State survived the best with counting scores totaling nine-over par.

    San Jose State, 18-over on the back nine among its counting players Hubbard, Myers, Aaron Conrad and Nick Brown, is in sixth place at 598.

    "The back nine played very tough," added Kennaday.

    Defending champion New Mexico State remained in first place at 583. Fresno State at 587, Idaho ay 589 and Nevada and Utah State at 596 also are ahead of the Spartans in the nine-team field.

    The 54-hole championship concludes with 18 holes on April 29. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com
 
36-hole results from the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Championship
Rio Secco Golf Club, Henderson, Nev.
Par 72, 7,332-yards

Team Scores
1. New Mexico State    583
2. Fresno State    587
3. Idaho    589
4. Nevada    596
    Utah State    596
6. San Jose State    598
7. Louisiana Tech    613
8. Boise State    624
9. Hawaii    633

Leading Individuals
1. Travis Reid, New Mexico State    67-73-140
2. Grant Doverspike, Fresno State    67-75-142
3. Jay Myers, San Jose State    70-74-144
    Mark Hubbard, San Jose State    72-72-144
    Jarred Bossio, Idaho    71-73-144
6. Devin Daniels, Utah State    74-71-145
    Gaston De La Torre, New Mexico State    74-71-145
8. Tyler Labrum, Utah State    69-77-146
    Scott Smith, Nevada    70-76-146
    Brad Tensen, Idaho    70-76-146

Other San Jose State Scores
24. Nick Brown    75-79-154
27. Aaron Conrad    75-81-156
40. Rosco Valentine    78-86-164